Goalie Rick DiPietro, in the sixth season of his 15-year Islanders contract, has had a multitude of injuries in his pro career:
Oct. 14, 2005: Mild concussion vs. Philadelphia, missed one game.
Oct. 29, 2005: Sprained knee vs. Buffalo, missed one game.
Dec. 30, 2005: Mild knee sprain vs. Ottawa.
April 30, 2007: Arthroscopic surgery to repair labral tear of left hip.
March 13, 2007: Minor concussion after collision with Canadiens’ Steve Begin. Missed two games.
March 25, 2007: Second concussion in less than two weeks in game vs. Rangers, missed last seven games of season
Dec. 26, 2007: Sprained knee vs. Toronto, missed three games.
March 19, 2008: Season-ending hip surgery, missed nine games.
Oct. 27-Dec. 23, 2008: Recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery,missed 27 games.
Jan. 8-April 12, 2009: Swelling in knee, missed final 41 games of season.
Oct. 3-Nov. 28, 2009: Recovering from knee surgery, missed first 27 games of season.
March 6-April 11, 2010: Swelling in knee, missed final 12 games of season.
Dec. 22, 2010: Swelling in right knee, missed three games.
Jan. 3, 2011: Adductor injury vs. Calgary, missed five games.
Feb. 2, 2011: Facial fractures caused by punch from Penguins goalie Brent Johnson, missed 20 games.
Wednesday: Suffered concussion on errant shot to the mask in practice.